Cultural Perspectives in Childbearing - OT263

Cultural Perspectives in Childbearing

by Rebecca Smallwood, MBA, RN
(4.4 / 222 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


As the population of the U.S. soars in diversity, healthcare professionals must be prepared to care for childbearing families from many cultures. All cultures and families need to be given the same respect; be assured of the highest quality of care; have their religious, ethnic, and cultural values respected and integrated into their care; and have their physical and educational needs met in a way that respects spiritual beliefs and individuality. Knowledge of cultures and the influence they have on women’s perceptions of childbirth are important for achieving positive outcomes.


The goal of this continuing education course is to improve the ability of healthcare providers to assess and meet the sociocultural needs of childbearing families of diverse cultural and social groups. The content of this course is applicable to nurses and occupational therapists.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Discuss the relationship of culture, subculture, acculturation, assimilation, ethnocentrism, and cultural relativism to healthcare practice.
  • Recognize a variety of ethnic and cultural beliefs and practices related to childbearing and family.
  • Identify needs unique to culturally diverse families who adhere to traditional beliefs and practices regarding childbearing.
Content Level: Introductory
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
Content Focus
Domain of OT: Client factors
Domain of OT: Context and Environment

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for a multidisciplinary audience, including nurses and occupational therapists.
Occupational therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Relias LLC, is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Provider #4000. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
Relias LLC reports completions to the following states utilizing CEBroker: AL, AZ, GA, FL, LA, MS, SC, TN (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 1/21/2020
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/21/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/28/2023

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Gretchen V - Stone Mountain, GA  ·  Mar 29, 2020
Very interesting. It encouraged me to be more open to learning about other cultures and their values and customs.
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Greg W - Kearns, UT  ·  May 28, 2019
I personally didn't think this course was very well laid out. It was not really and specifically pertinent to a lot of what I do as an OT. I think this course is more appropriate for nurses, MDs, administrators, and other health care disciplines. Therefore, and overall, I would not recommend this course specifically for OT's, but it did have some pertinence to the overall discussion regarding cultural considerations within health care settings.
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Daniel V - Austin, TX  ·  Aug 28, 2018
Cultural Perspective Use of the Kawa Model for Families Raising Children With Disabilities
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Keri M - Fairbanks, AK  ·  Jul 20, 2018
I enjoyed this course.
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Sonnette G - Fredericksburg, VA  ·  May 31, 2018
It was very informative
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50